What Is QUIP?

Quakers Uniting in Publications, begun informally in 1983 by a small group of Quaker publishers and booksellers, is now an international network of over 50 Friends organizations and individuals concerned with the ministry of the written word. Members work together to achieve common goals:

  • accessible centers for the distribution of Quaker publications
  • a website listing of all Quaker publications currently available
  • cooperative publishing to provide needed, good books at lower prices
  • forum for the exchange of editorial concerns
  • education of members in the conduct of sound and ethical business
  • increased awareness of Quaker publications in the broader religious book market
  • annual meetings for education, business, and encouragement of faith in worship.

Member Benefits

QUIP members receive:

  • the QUIP newsletter as published (no newsletter at present, as we are without an editor at this time)
  • preferential listing on the QUIP website
  • listing as a Quaker publisher
  • continuing educational information on marketing, publishing, distributing, and writing
  • networking opportunities.

Member Responsibilities

QUIP is a cooperative organization where members participate in the work and worship of the group, as led and able. This can include serving on standing committees, project committees, and program planning committees for conferences and annual meetings.


Friends agreed at 2015 Annual meeting to take a leap of faith. In place of a specified dues/subscriptions structure, we ask that you give what you’re led and able to give in a spirit of generosity and abundance. As a guideline, if the present budget were apportioned equally, each member would have to pay about $40(£32) per year. If we want to move forward more would be helpful. We hope that this will encourage more Friends to join, enriching the organization and that Friends and Friends organizations that are able will give more.

Please consider contributing funds when joining or renewing QUIP membership so that underserved Friends can become involved with QUIP.

Give to QUIP

Your donation to QUIP will cover our work to support and spread various forms of the ministry of the written word among Friends worldwide. Please give generously.

If you would like to contribute with a check please send to Finola O’Sullivan, 51 Corrie Road, Cambridge CB1 3QQ UK or Nancy Haines, 214 Pleasant Green Rd, Hillsborough NC 27278, USA.

Thank you for your donation. QUIP is a 501c3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible. Please use your PayPal receipt for your tax records.

If you are using the button below to pay for our Annual Conference, please enter the correct dollar amount in the empty box on the right that shows up when you click on the button below. The amount you enter will be in USD